Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Couple of Cases

I am away from home this week on a training course for my day-time job. Of course I took my stamping stuff with me! What else would I do in the evenings in my hotel room.

The 2 cards below are both CASEd from the 2008-09 Idea Book and Catalogue. The first one uses the hostess set "A Little Bit of Happiness". In the catalogue this card was actually a bag but I made some alterations - as you do. The cardstock is Bordering Blue, Groovy Guava and River Rock - I love it! I stamped the leaf image on Whisper White with Basic Black and watercoloured it using the Aqua Painter and Ink pads - Close to Cocoa, Groovy Guava and Mellow Moss. I only recieve the double-stitched ribbon this week and I'm already loving it. This ribbon is Groovy Guava. I just had to pierce along the top and bottom of the main image - it really finishes it off, I think. This second card uses another hostess set - In the Spotlight. It is so versatile! The card base is textured Whisper White. I made my own "printed paper" using Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou and Old Olive cardstock and ink. It is so easy to do. The large flower is stamped in More Mustard (I really like this colour combination) with a smaller Purely Pomegranate folwer and Blue Bayou "hello" circle layered on top. The ribbon is Purely Pomegranate double-stitched, of course! The original card included Hodgepodge Hardware and brads which I didn't bring with me so I didn't use them.
I am going to stamp some more tonight so I should have something else for you to see tomorrow.
If you have visited me, please leave a comment so I know who you are.
Bye for now.


Nerine .P. said...

Looking good Sharon!

Carol Dunstan said...

Great cards, I love your colouring and the colour combination in the second card is great!

Melissa Hanlon said...

I especially like the 2nd one, Sharon! Great work!

LeAnne said...

Hey Sharon, thanks for stopping by my blog! I love these cards, the top one especially. I love that stamp set and I never use it....I need to dust it off!

Sankari W. said...

Hi Sharon,
I just came upon your site and love this card with the three panels for the background - what a great idea! I have got to try that! Love your blog too!
Best wishes,

Debbie M said...

Hi Sharon - thanks for stopping by my blog - love your work - especially love the card in previous post using spring solitude - will definately have to case lol. Have, and love, that set but I can't seem to make anything look good with it.

Debbie M

Kirrily said...

Hi Sharon, just been looking at your blog and lovely things! You reminded me I really need to do a couple of cases from the IB&C for workshop examples and I just got In the Spotlight so that's what I'm off to do now - I just love that one! Thanks for the inspiration!